Month: October 2014

Vote for God on Tuesday

“But there is no one worth voting for.”
That is wrong.
“But I want to vote for this person because they promised they will do this or that for ME.”
This is wrong
For the first statement, God is always worth voting for and is always on the ballot.

To the second, If you are voting for yourself reward then you are not following the Bible. We are to place all others before oneself. Our reward is not of this earth and to seek after a worldly reward is seeking a reward from he who is in charge of the world, which by the way is not God.

Each person is responsible for their own sins, not those of others

In Galatians 6:5 it states that each person is responsible for their own burdens. What this boils down to is you are responsible for your own sins. Not your father’s sins, not your mother’s not your wife’s sins, only your own sins.
Yet there are those that in many communities and cultures that have ignored this verse or do not realize its true meaning. It is even mentioned in the Quran and the Torah. Yet there are those that say to blame all whites for the slavery that their ancestors did over a hundred years ago.
Those that teach this are teaching hate. Those that teach this are teaching prejudice. Those that teach this are not following the teaching of Christ, which is to forgive and love your neighbor. But who is your neighbor? Per Jesus….. everyone.
When you teach hate, you teach the total opposite of the teachings of Christ. When you teach only to seek self-glorification, you teach the opposite of the teachings of the Messiah.
It is this incorrect teaching that has resulted in the divisions and strife that is now tearing this nation apart. It not only tears apart those that live within this nation on a national level, but also those at the family level.
If you know that, someone is committing sin and do nothing when you have the ability to stop them, it does become a burden you must carry before the presents of God. For if you could have stopped it and did nothing you are saying that it is ok to sin, which is opposite the teachings of Jesus.
So to clarify; you are responsibly for your actions. If you hate someone because of what their ancestor did to your ancestors. You are committing the sin not them, if you do not honor your father because he did not raise you right. That is your sin not his.
I have accepted my sins and turned them over to Christ. As a result He has taught me humility and self-sacrifice, which results in love for all and a caring for them which causes me to write these blogs in an effort to enlighten them to God’s glory and love

Luke 10: 29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Mark 12: 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

True faith in God results in Love

The true message of the Bible. The true message of Jesus. The true message of the Bible is truly love.
The theme of Christ’s teachings was to love all. This is not the teaching others say. This is not the teachings even those within the church teach.
Many teach that self-glorification and self-satisfaction is the road to God. However, this is not the truth at all.
To truly love you must be willing to place all others before yourself. If you do not or cannot do this, than is what you believe really of God? The answer is no.
Do you take what men say the Bible says to be real? Have you truly read the Bible yourself?
Then how can you tell who is telling you the truth. I challenge you to pick up a Bible and read it. I challenge you to see that the words I now type are those based upon the teaching of the true Bible. I encourage you to see that what I say is true. That it is filled with the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ the living Savior of all that come to understand and accept the true. That to truly love yourself means to place ALL others before yourself and to love them no matter what they say or do.
Start with the New Testament. Once you read that then expand to the rest of the Bible. For the entire Bible aims you toward Jesus Christ.

The true goal of life to seek after and pass on.

One of the things that I have had the hardest time doing was striving to be the head of a household. There are many reasons why this has been difficult. Primarily in today’s society has placed within women that they should dominate their men. There is also the fact that a true Biblical understanding of the rolls for both the husband and the wife within the marriage. In addition, the overall change in society as a whole because the society that existed when the Bible was originally written has changed. Also, I had a poor role model to learn from. Who in turn had a poor role model to learn from. This resulted in me being a poor role model and I do not deny this in anyway shape or form.
One thing I have always known is that being the head of the household does not mean to dominate and rule. You do not boss those in your home about like slaves. In fact, per the Bible the head of the household is the true servant. This does not mean you wait upon them as if you are a slave. As the head of the household, we are to team with your chosen partner when rearing the children we have been blessed with by God.
As the head of the household, we are to make sure that those in our care are fed, clothed and sheltered. We are to encourage them in their growth and cause them to love and honor God. This so they can be ready to pass on what is found pleasing the in the eyes of the Lord.
Too many generations, especially within the United States, have been told to know that you have done well is if your children exceed and prosper better then you had in your journey through life. This in turn has turned people away for what is truly worth pursuing. Instead they toward seeking after money and bigger and better houses. A race for an ever more distant goal that can never be truly reached has turned people to business, stores, and sports instead of what is truly good and glorious. What is this true goal? It is found within the teaching of the Bible. But what is it called? Love.
Who taught us to love in the Bible? Jesus Christ the living Messiah.

The blessing called life.

Jesus said we should live our life’s as He does. We do not, for only He was perfect. Should we stop trying? No.
The commandments say not to commit murder, yet many support those that have legalized a version of murder. This alone should be enough to not vote for anyone that support this type of murder.
It is stated in the Bible that God knows us all within the womb of our mothers. That means we are human beings before we are born. We are humans the moment we are conceived for we are all a creation of God.
God placed our parents into a situation that allowed them to love one another then to want children and make strides to do so. Animals do not suffer from miscarriages. Animals give birth in their season and time to do so. Human beings do not. Why?
Because we work under God’s timetable, if we acknowledge He is real or not, not natures. Each child is a blessing by God to that couple. Which is why God desires people to be married before pursuing children. All children are a responsibility given to us by God and so need to be given love and respect.
Allow all that God gives us to live and not become a sacrifice to sin. If you feel you are not ready to be a parent, allow the child the privilege of life and allow them to be adopted by those that have not been given the blessing of carrying a child within them.

How do you know you are not one of the counted?

It is said in the Bible, that all those that will acknowledge that God is real and His Son Jesus is the Messiah are already know by God and counted amongst the blessed. Yet right this moment you may be denying Him. Yet right this moment you live in sin as it is described within the Bible.
You have heard of God yet you think He will not want you to be His servant. You live daily ashamed and guilt ridden, because you do not like how you live your life.
Well here is something you need to know. God loves all that call upon Him for help, if you do not know what you need to do to change. Simply seek out a friend who you know that believes in God and ask them to aid you toward God.
If you have no friends like that. Seek out a church you feel comfortable with approaching. No matter the type or creed. Seek out the spiritual leader within and ask them to help you. Tell them you seek to learn more about God and His Son Jesus.
You can even ask me and I will help you as best I can.
Because for all you know you may be one of the counted.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: The Hand of God sent her

I look into her eyes and all I see is beauty.
I look into her soul, see the hand of God, and know that He is real.
I see how she acts and know I am loved.
No other is her equal when compared to those ladies of my past.
She is a star to their candle flame, which can be blown out with a mere breathe.
What makes her find happiness is the same that makes me happy.
What causes her fear causes me fear.
Then we both see God and know that His hand brought us together.

The Christian Crossroads called the Vote

Those that call themselves Christian are at a crossroads. For too long they have set by quietly and allowed too much to happen that is now destroying the very society that once flourished within the borders of the United States.
The most powerful tool at their disposal is the ballot box, yet they do not bother to vote.
In the last major election, many that call themselves Christian refused to vote for the Republican candidate for president due to that fact that he is Mormon.
As a result, the current president was re-elected and the United States has stated its spiral into quickly become a third world country. This is the fault of those that refused to support a Mormon and instead did not vote or voted for the man now in office.
This is not how those that call themselves Christian should act. They should vote their values even if a person that is running does not follow theirs.
Those that call themselves Christian should know what their values are. Not only are they listed as the Ten Commandments but also we are supposedly taught to be like Christ.
Jesus taught many things. It took four book from four different apostles to gather the most of the view of how we should live and act as Christians. Yet many that call themselves Christian do not live their life’s like they should.
Many chose to live for themselves and think only of their own reward and glory upon this earth. This is totally opposite what Christ said is correct and righteous to the Christian faith and believes. Many seek out for the rewards offered in this temporal life we now live in. What they should be seeking is their reward beyond this life.
Right this moment someone who calls themselves Christian just said there is not reward beyond this life.
Then I say to those that just said that; then you are simply acting and not truly Christian.
Which explains why you have not voted for Biblical values, as you should, but for your own selfish desires and wants.
Christians are called to be humble, to place all others before themselves, especially if they seek to be a leader.
Christian values do not support those that wish to commit sin. So how in good conscience support those that wish to legalize anything that is called a sin within the Bible. You should not be able too if you vote your faith.
Yet time and again that is what happens and even more and more each year.
As a result, this nation is on decline, because those in power to not respect not only Christian values, but God Himself. Repeatedly we hear more and more of those wishing to replace Christian values with so-called values that actually discriminate against those that are Christian. Houston, TX is the most visible at this time, but many others are out there.
First and foremost, go vote. Then when you vote, vote for God.

President Obama in an interview with Al Sharpton – “These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me, and I tell them, I said, ‘You know what, you do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure our voters turn out.’ ” (The man who has lied to America has ordered the Democrats running for office to lie.)

Citizenship and Christianity

Mark 12: 17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marveled at him. (KJV)
Render to Ceasar the things that are Ceasar’s

Pay the taxes that the governments of man place upon you

Also obey the laws that are placed upon you by these same governments.

To me the one that I see most ignored is the last sentence I wrote above. True there are some laws that need to be challenged and changed like abortion for example. But I am referring mainly to the everyday laws of the land in which we live.
I find it amazing to watch someone pass me on the road as I go slightly above the speed limit. This means that they are flagrantly throwing the laws of the land in the face of God. What I find even more amazing is one time this happened I watched the car pull into church as services would be starting soon at this particular church. I just shook my head in amazement.

A law is per merriam-webster: a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

We are to render which means to deliver, give, yield that which are the things of the government.

Here as in other words in both the Greek and Hebrew have multiple meanings. We must fully understand the means of the words so has to apply them how God wishes us to act.

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, (KJV)
be subject to the rule that is put forth upon us and to obey those who are an official entrusted with administration of the laws of the land.
Here we are instructed to follow the laws of the land.
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. (KJV)
Strivings means to disagree or dispute in this case the laws of the land, and we are to avoid this. When we speed we are disagreeing with this law and disputing it to the point of disobedience. This is counter to the behavior we have been told by God through Jesus and His disciples to obey and follow.
So in essence we are not rebelling against the laws of the land but we are really rebelling against God as well as the teaching and sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Savior.

So we must remember that our faith and believes is not limited to a pew in a church on once or twice a week. It is to be a daily endeavor to strive more and more to be like Jesus was. Since in:
1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
Followers in Greek actually mean be an imitator of Christ, which means to use or follow as a model. We are to act as Jesus did.
I found this excellent description in response to the question: “How did Jesus want people to act?” on the internet:
Jesus, himself, modeled the way we should act. He was gentle, forgiving, truthful, at times angry and blunt (when people were just being jerks). He wasn’t a doormat. When challenged about His teaching or acts, He always answered directly and without apology, because He knew His words and deeds were righteous…or right. There’s a key point, when we live upright lives, following His lead, we won’t have to be covering up or trying to make excuses for ourselves.
Of course, as humans, we WILL make mistakes, bad choices, and do things we know we shouldn’t have. When that happens, we are to ADMIT IT (not defend ourselves or make excuses), apologize, ask forgiveness (from God always, and others if they’ve been wronged), and make things right in those circumstances where that’s possible.
Also, Jesus never failed to give the credit, or glory, to God.
By snoogle31
So if we are to strive to be right and or righteous should we then not obey God by obeying average everyday laws that we take for granted?
Yes we should. So think about this tomorrow when you feel that you need to hurry and get to your destination. Me? I leave early and still go up to five miles an hour over the speed limit, and trust me I have been cursed and honked at more than once for not going faster.
Will I give in any further to the peer pressure? No. What I will do is say the Lord’s pray once again even if I have to say it one hundred times.

It’s the simple things that count: common courtesy

One thing that is lacking more and more in society is the acts of common courtesy. Why? Mainly because God has been removed from most people’s lives.
Why do I say this?
One simple word: Humility.
The true meaning of being humble is to place all others before yourself.
When you do that you do simple things like walking on the right side of the sidewalk in the US, most likely the left side in England (not sure on that never been there).
You also use the right side of the door when there is double doors.
Also, do not stand in front of doors.
When driving you yield the right of way. By the way, those with the “right of way” are those going straight. So if you want to turn onto the road. You wait for there to be no traffic. If you are turning, again you wait if there is someone going straight heading toward you.
Simple things like this show you are caring for the other person.
Will this guarantee you happiness? Doubtfully, mainly because most about you are self-absorbed and care only for themselves. That is their issue to handle if they do not change.
Those that wish to live a humble life truly do not seek out notoriety, but that does not mean not to do what is right.
In the Bible, it clearly states that those that are to lead must be a servant to all. To a large degree that means you must be humble.
We are also taught to live a modest life. This means not to go out and seek a fortune, it means to live a life that does not require much. You do not need to live in a million dollar home. Many may choose to just live in an apartment or a small house not worth a lot. This is again being humble.
When you do lead, you must be an example to all. If they see you lie, they will lie. If they see you living in expensive homes, they will seek this.
This causes the economy to become un-balanced and causes strife and misery. However, it can be avoided simply by being humble.
Jesus called being humble a blessing. He also taught that those that are rich are people that need to be pitied and felt sorrow for. For they have their reward, and when you really think on it. Who would want a reward from this world? I know I sure do not.
So start to look at the simple things in life. Simple actions of respect and concern for your fellow human being. For that is what Jesus wants us all to seek in this life. For in the next life we are promised much more.

It is like the movie “Brewster’s Millions” he must spend $30 million in thirty days. He learns to detest money; as a result, he is given $300 million. Well to those that follow Christ your “$300 million” awaits us all in the next and eternal life